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Hello Fleetwoodmacfactedits, and welcome to Wikipedia. Your addition to The Fritz Rabyne Memorial Band has had to be removed, as it appears to have added copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. While we appreciate your contributing to Wikipedia, there are certain things you must keep in mind about using information from your sources to avoid copyright or plagiarism issues here.
- You can only copy/translate a small amount of a source, and you must mark what you take as a direct quotation with double quotation marks (") and a cited source. You can read about this at Wikipedia:Non-free content in the sections on "text". See also Wikipedia:Referencing for beginners, for how to cite sources here.
- Aside from limited quotation, you must put all information in your own words and structure, in proper paraphrase. Following the source's words too closely can create copyright problems, so it is not permitted here; see Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing. (There is a college-level introduction to paraphrase, with examples, hosted by the Online Writing Lab of Purdue.) Even when using your own words, you are still, however, asked to cite your sources to verify information and to demonstrate that the content is not original research.
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It's very important that contributors understand and follow these practices, as policy requires that people who persistently do not must be blocked from editing. If you have any questions about this, you are welcome to leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. Favonian (talk) 19:39, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
Fleetwoodmacfactedits, you are invited to the Teahouse
Please make sure that sources support the changes you're making to articles
I've reverted your edits to Fleetwood Mac where you've stated that Christine McVie has rejoined the group. The sources in the article indicate that she would like to rejoin the group, but that's not the same as actually rejoining. —C.Fred (talk) 23:31, 29 November 2013 (UTC)